One man's trash is another man's treasure

This is true on the job as well.  Everyone has different interests and preferences. 

Here's an idea.  Take time to ask team members what they enjoy.  Make a list of these interests and then get creative, play with your tasks. If you are lucky, what one person finds engaging is something that another person finds tiresome.

  • Do you have someone who likes to teach?  They could be your internal trainer.
  • How about someone who enjoys a sense of completion?   They could take on some reorganization projects. 
  • Maybe you have a social convener in the mix, they could plan the next staff outing or meeting.

The more you tap into people's personal interests, the greater the team's overall success.  

What's your favorite part of your job?